Chloe Ricketts is only 15 years old, but she's already signed a professional contract with the Washington Spirit soccer team. That makes her the youngest player ever to sign with the National Women's Soccer League.
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News Roundup: Peru President, Iran Strike, & World Cup Update
In today's news roundup, Peru gets its first female president after its previous president is arrested, people in Iran continue their protests against the government with a nation-wide strike, and eight teams remain in the 2022 World Cup contest.
News Roundup: Mexico March, Female Referees, & French Baguettes
In today's news roundup, hundreds of thousands of people join a march in support of Mexico's president, the Men's World Cup has its first all-female team of referees, and the United Nations celebrates French baguettes by adding them to a special list.
News Roundup: Hurricane Ian, Pipeline Blasts, & a Marathon Record
In today's news roundup, Hurricane Ian brings flooding and power losses to Cuba and Florida, huge leaks in natural gas pipelines between Russia and Europe seem to have been caused on purpose, and Eliud Kipchoge breaks his marathon record by 30 seconds.
The government of Tanzania has set up a high-speed internet service on Mount Kilimanjaro. The government says the service will promote safety for climbers. But it will also allow people to post selfies as they work their way up Africa's tallest mountain.
‘Eco-Mermaid’ Swims Marathon to Fight Plastic Pollution
On May 7, "eco-mermaid" Merle Liivand broke her own world record for swimming with a single fin. She swam the distance of a full marathon in the rough waters of Biscayne Bay, Florida. She even picked trash out of the water as she swam.
News Roundup: Pfizer Prices, Women’s Champions, & a Dusty Selfie
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News Roundup: South Africa Floods, Philippines Storm, & Female Coach
In today's news roundup, South Africa is hit by deadly flooding, the Philippines struggles to recover after Tropical Storm Megi, and Alyssa Nakken becomes the first woman to coach on the field during an MLB baseball game.
The US has two new college basketball champions. Last night, Kansas held off a strong effort by North Carolina to become the NCAA men’s champions. And on Sunday, South Carolina beat Connecticut for the NCAA women’s title.